Mr Sergei Alimirzoev > Alimirzoev & Trofimov Law Firm > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile
Alimirzoev & Trofimov Law Firm Offices
M. KHARITONIEVSKY PER. 9/13 , BLD.4
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Mr Sergei Alimirzoev
Sergei V. Alimirzoev is an expert in Russian corporate law, real estate, international business transactions and Russian and US tax law. Prior to founding AT Lawyers, he worked as an attorney for Steptoe & Johnson Co., an international law firm based in Washington, D.C., and Moscow, and for Allen & Overy, a major UK law firm. Mr. Alimirzoev specializes in representing International and Russian corporate clients in cross-border corporate, securities and commercial transactions.
Mr. Alimirzoev has developed a recognized tax expertise representing clients in various Russian tax matters. He worked as a tax consultant in 1993 and 1994 with Ernst & Young in Moscow, where he prepared opinion letters on market entry strategy and international tax planning, rendered tax advice on finance and privatization issues and researched business and tax legislation of the N.I.S. He also provided legal advice on double tax treaties, corporate and payroll taxes, VAT, customs duties and export and import transactions.
While with Steptoe & Johnson and Allen & Overy, Mr. Alimirzoev represented large Western multi-nationals in Russia and the CIS in complex transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and financing, as well as in state enterprise privatization and auctions. Mr. Alimirzoev managed due diligence projects on major real estate transactions. He provided comprehensive tax and legal advice to clients in industry sectors including Oil & Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Manufacturing and Retail, Banking, Service & Technology Industries, Mining, Telecommunications, and Financial Services.
Mr. Alimirzoev also served as General Counsel for a major Russian Investment Bank “ATON”, a major participant in the Russian securities market. He managed and supervised a legal department of four lawyers and provided comprehensive legal support to the Corporate Finance, Operations, Accounting, Sales and Trading Departments. Mr. Alimirzoev negotiated extensively with Western and Russian participants of securities markets on dealings in equities, fixed income securities, notes and derivatives. He advised the Corporate Finance Department on legal, tax and real estate issues of privatization of a major retail store in Moscow and on the debt restructuring of oil companies and soft drink companies in Moscow.
Mr. Alimirzoev is a frequent speaker at international tax conferences and seminars.
Russian, English, French
Is an International Bar Association member.
Mr. Alimirzoev is a graduate of Moscow State University of M.V. Lomonosov, Law Department and holds an LL.M from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.
The cross-border protection of personal assets, including aspects of family and succession law, forms the cornerstone of the practice at Alimirzoev & Trofimov Law Firm. As part of this focus, the firm also advises on various aspects of wealth management, including taxation and compliance. Founding partner Sergei Alimirzoev and Ilya Aleshchev are the core team members; the latter is also noted for his expertise in matrimonial disputes.
The recent work of Alimirzoev & Trofimov Law Firm demonstrates its strength in bankruptcy-related proceedings. It also excels in the area of private international law, partially due to its ‘good knowledge of international family law‘. Sergei Alimirzoev, Maxim Trofimov and Ilya Aleshchev jointly lead the department, which is praised for its ‘real partner-led approach‘.